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Why am I always hungry?

March 6, 2011

Welcome to Wellness by Wendy’s Blog. I have been attempting to share health tips on my FaceBook page (Holistic Health & Nutrition), but I find that I am limited in the amount of text I can post. So here goes my blog………………. I hope you find my discussions helpful. If you would like me to discuss a topic, please email me at pattonwendy@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

Today’s question:
Why am I always hungry? People can’t seem to get a satisfactory answer to that question. The answer is fairly simple. “You are starving to death.” But, how can that be? If a client is seeing me for weight related issues, one would think their excess weight would be caused by too much food and too many calories. It is, but……what they are eating is not food. It is most likely a food-like product. Even with fancy packaging and great print and television advertising, food-like products are not food for the human body. What is a food-like product? It is what we find up and down the aisles of the local grocery store, what we find at fast food restaurants, restaurants, and what we find in our kitchen cabinets and refrigerators. Foods-like products have been created by food manufacturers in their laboratories, marketed to us through print and television advertising, and have become a way of eating for Americans. New food products are introduced to the consumer everyday. Nature’s foods have been with us from the beginning of man.

We, as Americans, consume more calories per day than people in any other country in the world. We are the heaviest people in the world but, we are virtually starving to death in the process. The heavier we become, the more nutrients we are lacking, and, the hungrier we get. It is a viscous circle. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? How can we be eating too much and yet be starving? To put it simply: we are not eating real food. The human body was designed to function and grow on foods found in nature. For most Americans, our food comes from the laboratory and not from nature. We are constantly bombarded with commercials for created food items (food-like products). We are eating nutrient deficient food products and a lot of them. When we do this, we may feel full – temporarily. Because our body still needs nutrients, it soon begins screaming for food again. This cycle continues over and over throughout the day. Calorie intake goes up. Nutrient levels go down. Thus, our bodies are continually hungry – we are starving. The cycle never stops. ……………… We need real food!

In my future blogs I will discuss the difference between food and food-like products and how to begin to incorporate more real food while decreasing food-like products.

Bored or Hungry?

March 4, 2011

Eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored, or by the clock.

Daily “bath”

February 9, 2011

Clean your produce. Lightly scrub your apples, cucumbers, tomatoes etc with baking soda to safely and inexpensively remove wax and chemical residues.

 

Don’t exercise, but …

February 8, 2011

Instead of exercise — DO AN ENJOYABLE, SWEATY ACTIVITY !!!! Sounds more fun, doesn’t it?

Is it processed food?

February 8, 2011

Eat foods that will eventually rot. The more processed a food, the longer the shelf life and the less nutritious it is. Real food is alive…and should eventually die

Just fruits and veggies!

February 8, 2011

All the nutritional requirements (vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and fatty acids) that the human body has and that the human body needs to survive are found in fruits and vegetables.